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Is it safe to take 500mg antibiotics while pregnant or can that cause a miscarriage and what other ways can a miscarriage occur during your first trimester?


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2015-07-17 17:56:32
2015-07-17 17:56:32

Did your doctor prescribe 500 mg. antibiotics with the knowlege that you were pregnant? If yes, then you are doing the right thing by taking them because you need to protect your baby from whatever infection you may have. If not, stop taking them and contact your doctor immediately. There are safe antibiotics to take during pregnancy.

I know it is so hard not to, but don't worry about having a miscarriage. A miscarriage is spontaneous and almost never with anyone or anything to blame. It's a hard pill to swallow, but when you miscarry, it is usually a good thing because there was probably something wrong. So don't worry. Just take care of yourself and be sure to seek prenatal care. That's the best thing you can do to have a healthy child.

The safety to pregnancy actually typically depends more on the type of antibiotic rather than the dosage. Some antibiotics are typically thought to be safe during pregnancy. Others are not. These medications do not usually cause miscarriages, but birth defects.

Miscarriages may be caused in many ways - like the answerer above posted, usually they are spontaneous and caused by a problem with the fetus or uterus. Other potential causes of miscarriages include trauma or cervical incompetence.

If you are concerned about miscarriage, please see your OB/Gyn for evaluation.

J. DeLaughter, DO


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You can safely take antibiotics prescribed by your doctor when you are pregnant. The reason they are cautious during pregnancy is because it is not tested on pregnant women but I have never heard of a miscarriage due to antibiotics. You have to remember that they only prescribe it to a pregnant women if the alternative, the illness, is the more dangerous choice.

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